Happy Birthday to You!
Happy Birthday to You! is a 1959 children's book by Dr. Seuss, the first all-color picture book, it deals with a fantastic land called Katroo, where the Birthday Bird throws the reader an amazing party on their special day. It consists of a running description of a fantastical celebration, narrated in the second person, of the reader's birthday, from dawn to late night; the celebration includes fantastical and colorful gifts, foods and a whirl of activities all arranged by the Birthday Bird for the reader's birthday. It focuses on the reader's self-actualization and concludes with the happy and exhausted reader falling blissfully asleep. A popular Seuss paragraph in this book reads: "Today you are you, truer than true. There is no one alive, youer than you." Although Happy Birthday to You! was not directly adapted, The Birthday Bird appears in an episode of The Wubbulous World of Dr. Seuss; the book is dedicated to the author's "good friends" and "The Children of San Diego County."
Fox in Socks
Fox in Socks is a children's book by Dr. Seuss, first published in 1965, it features two main characters, Fox who speaks entirely in densely rhyming tongue-twisters and Knox who has a hard time following up Fox's tongue-twisters until the end. The book in some ways bears a resemblance to Green Ham, another book by Dr. Seuss. Both stories contain two main characters: one, stubborn and wants to be left alone; the book begins by introducing Knox along with some props. After taking those four rhyming items through several permutations, more items are added, so on; as the book progresses the Fox describes each situation with rhymes that progress in complexity, with Knox periodically complaining of the difficulty of the tongue-twisters. As the Fox gives an extended dissertation on tweetle beetles who knock out with paddles while standing in a puddle inside a bottle on a noodle-eating poodle, Knox interrupts him, stuffs him in the bottle and ends the conversation with a tongue-twister of his own: When a fox is in the bottle where the tweetle beetles battle with their paddles in a puddle on a noodle-eating poodle, THIS is what they call......a tweetle beetle noodle poodle bottled paddled muddled duddled fuddled wuddled fox in socks, sir!
Knox strolls away, thanking the speechless Fox for the fun. The tweetle beetle skit was featured in a 1975 CBS television special. Here, the skit was part of a job: that of a "famous tweetle beetle statistician". If you took on this job, "you could be the world's greatest authority on tweetle beetle battlistics, if you study tweetle beetles and their ballistic characteristics." It ended by cutting back to the base, with Mr. Hoober-Bloob waving his arms around, covering his ears, yelling, "Stop it! Stop it! I can't stand it! That world is a vastly cruddy, bloody bore!" The dissertation was read by Bob Holt, the voice of Mr. Hoober-Bloob, using a German impression similar to Ludwig von Drake; the story appears on RCA "Music Service" 33 1/3 RPM Stereo record number R 110329. The following is a transcript of the labels on the record itself: Side A Dr. Seuss Presents "Fox in Socks" A1 Fox in Socks A2 Fox in Socks Marvin Miller Music composed and directed by Marty Gold Side B 1B Green Eggs and Ham 2B The Rabbit, the Bear, the Zinniga-Zanniga Marvin Miller 1.
Music under the direction of Shelly Manne 2. Music composed and directed by Marty Gold Original Producer: Brad McCuen On the Dr. Seuss Presents... Audio CD Series, the story was narrated by Marvin Miller; the entire book was translated by the Israeli author and lyricist Leah Na'or into Hebrew as "בא עם גרבים". Some emendations were made to the original text for better rhyming; the translator wrote a new tongue-twister to fit the existing artwork. This version of the book was published in 1980 by Keter Publications in Jerusalem
A clinic is a healthcare facility, focused on the care of outpatients. Clinics can be operated or publicly managed and funded, they cover the primary healthcare needs of populations in local communities, in contrast to larger hospitals which offer specialised treatments and admit inpatients for overnight stays. Most the English word clinic refers to a general medical practice, run by one or more general practitioners, but it can mean a specialist clinic; some clinics retain the name "clinic" while growing into institutions as large as major hospitals or becoming associated with a hospital or medical school. Clinics are associated with a general medical practice run by one or several general practitioners. Other types of clinics are run by the type of specialist associated with that type: physical therapy clinics by physiotherapists and psychology clinics by clinical psychologists, so on for each health profession; some clinics are operated in-house by employers, government organizations, or hospitals, some clinical services are outsourced to private corporations which specialize in providing health services.
In China, for example, owners of such clinics do not have formal medical education. There were 659,596 village clinics in China in 2011. Health care in India, China and Africa is provided to those countries' vast rural areas by mobile health clinics or roadside dispensaries, some of which integrate traditional medicine. In India these traditional clinics provide unani herbal medical practice. In each of these countries, traditional medicine tends to be a hereditary practice; the word clinic derives from Ancient Greek κλίνειν klinein meaning to lean or recline. Hence κλίνη klinē is a couch or bed and κλινικός klinikos is a physician who visits his patients in their beds. In Latin, this became clīnicus. An early use of the word clinic was "one who receives baptism on a sick bed"; the function of clinics differs from country to country. For instance, a local general practice run by a single general practitioner provides primary health care and is run as a for-profit business by the owner, whereas a government-run specialist clinic may provide subsidised or specialised health care.
Some clinics function as a place for people with injuries or illnesses to come and be seen by a triage nurse or other health worker. In these clinics, the injury or illness may not be serious enough to require a visit to an emergency room, but the person can be transferred to one if needed. Treatment at these clinics is less expensive than it would be at a casualty department. Unlike an ER these clinics are not open on a 24 × 7 x 365 basis, they sometimes have access to diagnostic equipment such as X-ray machines if the clinic is part of a larger facility. Doctors at such clinics can refer patients to specialists if the need arises. Large outpatient clinics can be as large as hospitals. Typical large outpatient clinics house general medical practitioners such as doctors and nurses to provide ambulatory care and some acute care services but lack the major surgical and pre- and post-operative care facilities associated with hospitals. Besides GPs, if a clinic is a polyclinic, it can house outpatient departments of some medical specialties, such as gynecology, ophthalmology, neurology, pulmonology and endocrinology.
In some university cities, polyclinics contain outpatient departments for the entire teaching hospital in one building. Large outpatient clinics are a common type of healthcare facility in many countries, including France, Germany and most of the countries of Central and Eastern Europe, as well as in former Soviet republics such as Russia and Ukraine. Recent Russian governments have attempted to replace the polyclinic model introduced during Soviet times with a more western model. However, this has failed. India has set up huge numbers of polyclinics for former defence personnel; the network envisages 426 polyclinics in 343 districts of the country which will benefit about 33 lakh ex-servicemen residing in remote and far-flung areas. Polyclinics are the backbone of Cuba's primary care system and have been credited with a role in improving that nation's health indicators. There are many different types of clinics providing outpatient services; such clinics may be private medical practices. A CLSC are in Quebec.
A retail-based clinic is housed in supermarkets and similar retail outlets providing walk-in health care, which may be staffed by nurse practitioners. A general out-patient clinic offers general treatments without an overnight stay. A polyclinic provides a range of healthcare services without need of an overnight stay A specialist clinic provides advanced diagnostic or treatment services for specific diseases or parts of the body; this type contrasts with general out-patient clinics. A sexual health clinic deals with sexual health related problems, such as prevention and treatment of sexually transmitted infections. A fertility clinic aims to help couples to become pregnant. An abortion clinic is a medical facility providing aborti
The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins
The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins is a children's book and illustrated by Theodor Geisel under the pen name Dr. Seuss and published by Vanguard Press in 1938. Unlike the majority of Geisel's books, it is written in prose rather than metered verse. Geisel, who collected hats, got the idea for the story on a commuter train from New York to New England while he was sitting behind a businessman wearing a hat. Geisel concluded. Set in feudal times, the story begins in the Kingdom of Didd, when King Derwin is riding through a street past peasant protagonist Bartholomew Cubbins. Ordered to remove his hat, according to the laws, Bartholomew does so, but another hat mysteriously appears; the 500th hat, studded with massive gems and gilding, leaves Bartholomew's head bare. Stunned by the beauty of the hat, King Derwin grants him reprieve and trades him 500 gold coins for the 500th hat; the book received positive reviews from critics. The New York Times reviewer called the book "a lovely bit of tomfoolery which keeps up the suspense and surprise until the end."
Booklist, which had criticized Geisel's previous book, And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street, for containing only enough material for one comic strip, praised The 500 Hats as "a brand-new idea, developed into a complete tale, not too long, not too short, just right. Somewhere between the Sunday supplements and the Brothers Grimm, Dr. Seuss has produced a picture book combining features of both." Alexander Laing, who had worked with Geisel on the Dartmouth Jack-O-Lantern humor magazine, wrote in his review of the book in the Dartmouth Alumni Magazine, "His several other occupations, madly fascinating as they are, may have been only preludes to a discovery of his proper vocation. That he is a rare and loopy genius has been common knowledge from an early epoch of his undergrad troubles, it now becomes plain that his is the happy madness beloved by children. I do not see what is to prevent him from becoming the Grimm of our times." Not long after publication, the story was adapted for an album issued by RCA Victor.
Narrated by Paul Wing, the audio adaptation had a running time of 37 seconds. The dramatization featured sound effects on two 10" 78rpm records in a bi-fold sleeve; this recording was played in elementary school classrooms during the early 1940s. Geisel wrote the script for the 1943 Puppetoon short of the same name for Paramount Pictures, produced by George Pal, it received an Academy Award nomination for Best Short. Unlike the book's illustrations, in which Cubbins' hats were all the same one, the hats in the film were of many different kinds. Minnesota's Children's Theatre Company produced a version of The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins for the stage in 1973, says this was the first theater adaptation of a Dr. Seuss work; the characters of Bartholomew and King Derwin returned a decade in Bartholomew and the Oobleck. Morgan, Neil. Dr. Seuss Mr. Geisel: A Biography. New York: Da Capo Press. ISBN 978-0-306-80736-7. RCA Victor: The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins "Hats Off to Dr. Seuss"
Dr. Seuss's Sleep Book
Dr. Seuss's Sleep Book is a 1962 children's book by Dr. Seuss; this book begins with a small bug, named Van Vleck, yawning. This yawn spreads and the book follows various creatures, including the Foona Lagoona Baboona, the Collapsible Frink, the Chippendale Mupp, The Offt, the Crandalls, throughout the lands who are sleeping, or preparing to sleep. Towards the end of the book the sleepers in the world are recorded by a special machine. A Warning is printed on the inside cover of the book that "this book is to be read in bed" as it is intended to put children to sleep; the final line of the book is a simple, unmetered "Good night". Format: Hardcover ISBN 978-0-394-80091-2 Category: Juvenile Fiction - Bedtime & DreamsJuvenile Fiction - Bedtime & DreamsJuvenile Fiction - Stories In Verse Author: Dr. Seuss Also Available: Also available as an eBook. Catalog record for Dr. Seuss's Sleep Book at the United States Library of Congress
If I Ran the Zoo
If I Ran the Zoo is a children's book written by Dr. Seuss in 1950; the book is written in anapestic tetrameter, Seuss's usual verse type, illustrated in Seuss's pen-and-ink style. It tells the story of a child named Gerald McGrew who, when visiting a zoo, finds that the exotic animals are "not good enough", he says that if he ran the zoo, he would let all of the current animals free and find new, more bizarre and exotic ones. Throughout the book he lists these creatures, starting with a lion with ten feet and escalating to more imaginative creatures, such as the Fizza-ma-Wizza-ma-Dill, "the world's biggest bird from the island of Gwark, who eats only pine trees, spits out the bark." The illustrations grow wilder as McGrew imagines going to remote and exotic habitats and capturing each fanciful creature, bringing them all back to a zoo now filled with his wild new animals. He imagines the praise he receives from others, who are amazed at his "new Zoo, McGrew Zoo"; some of the animals featured in If I Ran the Zoo have been featured in a segment of The Hoober-Bloob Highway, a 1975 CBS TV special.
In this segment, Hoober-Bloob babies don't have to be human if they don't choose to be, so Mr. Hoober-Bloob shows them a variety of different animals; such animals include: Obsks, a flock of Wild Bippo-No-Bungus, a Tizzle-Topped Tufted Mazurka, a Big-Bug-Who-Is-Very-Surprising, Chuggs, a Deer with Horns-That-Are-Just-A-Bit-Queer, a New Sort-Of-A-Hen, an Elephant-Cat, an Iota. If I Ran the Zoo is credited with the first printed modern English appearance of the word "nerd," although the word is not used in its modern context, it is the name of an otherwise un-characterized imaginary creature, appearing in the sentence "And just to show them, I'll sail to Ka-Troo/And Bring Back an It-Kutch, a Preep, a Proo,/A Nerkle, a Nerd, a Seersucker too!" Dr. Seuss's Zoo book is the main theme for one of the children's play areas at Universal Studios' Islands of Adventure; the small play area is located inside the area of the park known as Seuss Landing. An animation short directed and produced by Ray Messecar and narrated by Brett Ambler was released in 1992.
If I Ran the Circus
Thidwick the Big-Hearted Moose
Thidwick the Big-Hearted Moose is a 1948 children's book by Dr. Seuss. Thidwick, a moose in a herd numbering sixty who subsist on moose-moss and live on the northern shore of Lake Winna-Bango, grants a small bug's request to ride on his antlers free of charge; the bug takes advantage of the moose's kindness and settles in as a permanent resident, inviting various other animals to live on and in the moose's antlers. The kind-hearted moose acquiesces to the unexpected living arrangements, treating the animals as'guests' though he never told them explicitly that they were allowed to live there, his passengers are thoughtless and selfish, the situation gets out of control. When one of the guests, a woodpecker, begins drilling holes in Thidwick's antlers, the other moose give Thidwick an ultimatum: if he doesn't get rid of his guests he will leave the herd; when Thidwick's sense of decency compels him to forgo the comforts of herd life in favor of indulging his guests, his herd leaves him behind.
Winter comes, the herd swims across the lake to find fresh supplies of moose-moss. Thidwick wants to do the same, but his guests object, insist that Thidwick not take "their home to the far distant side of the lake." As he faces starvation, Thidwick refuses to go against his guests' wishes, he remains on the cold, northern shore of the lake where his guests prefer to reside. Meanwhile, the heartless residents of Thidwick's antlers, who pay no regard to the increasing physical or psychological load that the moose is forced to endure, continue inviting other animals to live with them; the situation comes to a head when a group of hunters spot Thidwick and pursue him, with the goal of shooting him and mounting his head on the wall of the Harvard Club in New York City: a building well known in the 1930s and 1940s for its hunting trophies. Thidwick attempts to outrun the hunters, but the heavy load, including his passengers' refusal to permit him to travel across the lake, prevents him from escaping.
Just before his capture, Thidwick remembers that it is time for him to shed his antlers. At the last moment he drops his antlers, makes a snide comment to his former guests, escapes by swimming across the lake to rejoin his herd, his former guests are captured by the hunters and are stuffed and mounted, still perched on his antlers, on the trophy wall of the Harvard Club. The story explores the limits of sharing. Neil Reynolds had discussed it as a parable of the social welfare state. Aeon J. Skoble discusses Thidwick at length as an exemplification of the idea of property rights, of Locke's formulation of property rights. Skoble argues that Thidwick is badly mistaken in viewing the other animals as "guests", that the story demonstrates this. In a essay in the same volume, Henry Cribbs makes a similar point, considering whether "Thidwick" is a case of squatter's rights. Shortly after the book was published, David Dempsey, writing in The New York Times, said: "Thidwick is a masterpiece of economy, a shrewd satire on the "easy mark" who lets the conventions of society get the better of him.
The genius of the story, lies in its finale. A man of less consistence than Seuss would have let Thidwick be rescued by the creatures he is defending but Seuss' logic is rooted in principle, rather than sentiment, the sponging animals get what they deserve. Incidentally, this is what the child expects." Welcome, a 1986 Soviet animated film Thidwick the Big-Hearted Moose, a 1992 direct-to-video short following Horton Hears a Who! Thidwick the Big-Hearted Moose at Seuss Dude Thidwick, the Big-hearted Moose at Google Books